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strengthen existing provisions in the bill to include the privacy officer and the officer for civil rights and civil liberties of the department of homeland security askey stakeholders in the report that would a-- as key stakeholders in the report. this report would assess how this legislation affected our civil liberties and privacy throughout our federal government, and the department of homeland security is the -- the key civil department in our federal government that develops and implements cybersecurity protocalls for the rest of the -- protocols for the rest of the federal government. it is crucial that they be part of any assessment and work with both the privacy office and the office of civil rights and civil liberties and the individuals in these offices are experts in their fields and they should have a say. they should be in the room as we take a look at this. much work needs to be done, but i urge my colleagues to support my amendment to continue improving this bill, and i thank you, mr. chairman and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady reserves the bala
. a member of the civil rights and i'm here in my capacity. civil rights was established -- >> he needs a microphone. >> this was established in the95 to among other things examine matters related to denials of protection and race and discrimination and because immigration ofte implicates matters pertaining to national origin and discrimination, the commission over the years has regularly conducted hearings on aspects of immigration including illegal immigration. the most recent such hearing occurred dealing with the specific issue of the effect of illegal immigration on the wage and employment levels of americans, specifically black americans and the evidence produced at that hearing showed that illegal immigration a disproportionately negative effect on employment and wage levels of low skilled americans, specifically black americans. >> mr. chairman, we have a hard time hearing. if you can get that a little closer. it's important to remember that witnesses at the hearing were witnesses that spanned the ideological spectrum. despite differences to policy every witness agreed that ille
economist named peter, who is on the u.s. civil rights commission. they will testify about how illegal immigration can affect the u.s. economy. a hearing on friday. then on monday a second hearing. after that we have to see how the process unfolds. especially republicans on the judiciary committee are calling for more than the currently scheduled hearings. probably sometime in early may we will move to the markup process which is where the senators on the judiciary committee can begin offering amendments and releasing how they want to continue to shape the bill. we hope it gets passed out of committee and go to the senate floor. host: rebekah kaplan of the national journal. wilmington, north carolina, kathleen is on our democrat line. is roberta our guest aplan.rebecca caller: my biggest fear is that our country is in a state of fear. thing wehe worst could ever have as americans. we have based our country from the beginning of a great work ethic. there are so many things we could do instead of being frightened every time something happens. domestically, foreman, and immigration. we ha
. you would not have had it and not a series of civil rights pieces of sieve legislation pass given the way this senate operates. >> it's about leadership. david? >> i agree. >> on both sides of pennsylvania avenue -- >> we have had arguments on this show before about barack obama. i'm disappointed in him. i think he wasn't strong enough. i agree with, sadly, with maureen's column. >> i go back to what an ambassador from the middle east told me in year one about president obama. i thought he was extraordinarily moving at the state of the union. but said from the mistake they make, richard, i'm sure you heard this a lot. mistake they make at the white house in twine they blebelieve speech is the end instead of the speech the mean to get to the end. you start there. but you have to do the lyndon johnson, the george w. bush which is -- >> you think they are. the most salient fact in maureen's column is the person they are sending up to the hill is practically invisible. they think they are bending ears and doing politics but it's so ineffectual the result is what the result was. >> i'v
. >> brian: yes. >> but what he's saying is, let's suspend civil rights and constitutional law. >> brian: for public safety. >> in this particular case and later we'll reinstate it. now, what if someone decides to do that to brian kilmeade -- >> brian: i'm not blowing up the subway! i'm not doing -- neither is your family. >> it's not the president's determination nor senator graham's nor anyone else other than the u.s. attorney to decide how someone will be charged or will they be charged. i believe in the public safety exception. i believe in doing everything we can to get terrorists. but at the same time, i'm saying don't let the terrorists trample our rights going forward. >> brian: but at least let the hole in his neck heal in order to answer the questions. we didn't even give him a chance to answer the questions. >> i didn't say end the public safety session. i say it could go on for a month. >> brian: thank you so much. next up, a gun store offering a rifle give aways on facebook has its page mysteriously shut down is facebook shutting down free speech, too? and do you know where
the leaders of various national civil rights groups join us to talk about what they have done and we have done in the preceding year, what we have not been table do, and then what we commit to doing in the coming year so that we are held account to believe what we say. it is not enough to just convene, talk about things, show how smart we are, give our best sound bites, we must measure what we do, what we do not do, so that people will know that we are serious in our service to people. this year, we added, though, that with the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, we wanted some of those who have served above and beyond the call of duty for the last half century to assess where we are since the march where we need to be, where we have made progress and where we have gone backwards. so we have a special panel added this year that will put us in context and in focus. let me introduce the panel to my the panel. to my right, the reverend michael walron, the pastor of this church, first corinthian. he also chairs the ministers division of national action network. to his right, the honorable
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